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#355530 - 09/26/11 09:58 AM Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
Amie Offline

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Well, the first prototype is designed, cut and built, and heading into the testing room! What do you think?


Side view


Front view
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#355532 - 09/26/11 10:02 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Amie]
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Saaaaaaaaaweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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#355533 - 09/26/11 10:03 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: SirQuack]
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Woo Hoo!

Amie, could we get the measurements and driver complement (even though this may not be the final version)?


Edited by MarkSJohnson (09/26/11 10:04 AM)
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#355534 - 09/26/11 10:09 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I'm sorry to say I'm not really sold on the appearance. Still, what can you do with an WT/MW with the same size drivers--which should obviously be the goal to match the M60s.
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#355535 - 09/26/11 10:11 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Question: What do you think?

Answer: One word, AWESOME! May it's off-axis performance and speech intelligibility be with you! Love it!

p.s. Is this prototype sealed or ported?
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#355536 - 09/26/11 10:26 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: BlueJays1]
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I wonder if there would eventually be an in/on wall version, or in-cabinet version, if it would not be too deep. The in-cabinet VP180 was too deep for my wall. There was heating duct work in the way. But, I might be interested in that. I suppose, that it might be possible that I could build an outer frame on the wall, using 2x2 or 2x4's though so it wouldn't go so deep. Angle it up just a little too, while I'm at it.

I'm sold. I want one.

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#355537 - 09/26/11 10:30 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: CatBrat]
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Let me add;

Thanks for sharing, Amie! It's great that you're soliciting user-feedback in the design process!
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#355538 - 09/26/11 11:00 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I should say that too, as the jerk who critiqued on reply number 3. It's very cool that you're showing off prototypes to the community.
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#355539 - 09/26/11 11:10 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Ken.C]
Amie Offline

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Great feedback so far - thank you! Critiques are definitely welcomed or we wouldn't have asked smile I'm waiting for the 'measurement' answer . . .
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#355540 - 09/26/11 11:49 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Mark,

It is 292mm x 600 mm x 335 mm (11.5” x 23.625” x 13.2”) HWD. The drivers are identical to the M60. It is only the tweeter face plate that has changed. We wanted to keep the height to a minimum but also keep the tweeter above the 5.25”.
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